Chinese New Year is a time for family, friends, and of course, food! With all the feasting and endless treats, it may be tempting to indulge this festive season. In this talk, Physicians Charlotte and Klaryce are here to share how popular CNY foods can affect your body from a TCM perspective, and how to take care of our health amidst the festivities!
Have you experienced the following:
- Feeling pain at the heel or bottom of the feet when you first stand in the morning after waking up or after sitting for long periods of time.
- Pain is sometimes described as a knife or pin sticking into the bottom of the feet.
- The pain decreases after a few minutes of walking.
For some people, the pain returns after walking for a long period.
What is Frozen Shoulder?
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterised by pain, stiffness and restriction of motion in the shoulder joint. It usually starts with pain, especially with movement of the shoulder. You may have difficulty executing simple daily actions like combing hair, wearing clothes or reaching for something on a high shelf.
With competition amongst athletes getting fiercer than ever, more and more athletes are looking for alternatives like TCM to enhance sporting performance. Intensive workout can lead to muscle soreness, strain, sprain or even trigger old injuries.
Physician Klaryce shares with us how TCM can help to speed up the process of recovery and regulate overall body wellness to improve the athletic capacity of the body.
Coughing is your body’s natural reaction to clear irritants in your throat and airways. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the lungs are delicate organs and are most susceptible to be affected by external pathogens or factors.
Physician Kang Ting shares with us acupoints that can help relieve the symptoms and other lifestyle tips.
Runner’s Knee is a set of symptoms most commonly seen in long-time runners. It is characterised by pain in front of the kneecap, sometimes spreading to the sides or the back of the knee, which worsens when walking downhill or down the stairs.
The pain can also manifest as a sharp “clicking” pain while bending and straightening the knees especially during exercise. With the introduction of more trendy aerobic exercises like HIITs, spin classes, MMA gyms and the like, there has been a significant increase in patients suffering from Runner’s knee.
Lower back pain (LBP) has become increasingly prevalent and affects people from all walks of life. It is characterised by pain localised in the region between the lower margins of the 12th rib and the gluteal fold.
LBP is commonly associated with our lumbar vertebrae or the muscles and nerves surrounding it. The lumbar vertebrae are the larger and heavier segments of our spine. It supports the upper body weight while allowing movements around the area.